Compare 2011 BMW X5 vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz M Class vs 2010 Porsche Cayenne

2011 BMW X5
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2010 Mercedes-Benz M Class
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2010 Porsche Cayenne
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AWD 4-Door 35d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,655 $51,800
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $47,930 $52,100
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $50,230 $54,600
X5 AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
X5 M AWD 4-Door 12 17 $78,845 $85,700
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4MATIC 4-Door ML 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 15 20 $44,826 $48,200
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 350 BlueTEC 18 25 $46,221 $49,700
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 450 Hybrid 21 24 $51,150 $55,000
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 550 13 18 $52,778 $56,750
M-Class 4MATIC 4-Door ML 63 AMG 11 15 $84,676 $91,050
M-Class RWD 4-Door ML 350 16 21 $42,501 $45,700
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AWD 4-Door GTS Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS Manual 11 17 $64,980 $72,400
Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS Tiptronic 13 18 $67,530 $75,400
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Manual 14 20 $40,770 $45,500
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S 13 19 $54,450 $60,700
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S Transsyberia Tiptronic 11 17 $63,540 $70,800
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 14 20 $43,320 $48,500
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo 12 19 $89,730 $99,900
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo S 12 19 $113,490 $126,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,655
$44,826
$64,980
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$51,800
$48,200
$72,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$863 / month
$803 / month
$1207 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5. Though it's far from cheap, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz M-Class earns our kudos with hip styling riffs, shock-and-awe AMG power, and your choice of earth-saving powertrains. Despite some issues with practicality, the 2010 Porsche Cayenne is a luxurious and supremely capable performer.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 15 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 20 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
NA - -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA - -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 40.0 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
36.6 39.9 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.4 132.7 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 58.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 59.8 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA - -
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.8 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Third Hip Room (in)
NA - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 59.8 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.0 42.2 40.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.2 188.2 188.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 71.5 66.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 64.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 114.7 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 76.3 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.8 72.4 62.51
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 41.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
21.9 29.4 19.07
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 75.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.0 x 0.5 13.00 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.0 x 1.3 13.78 x 1.34
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 25.1 26.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.62 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 18.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.0 37.9 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
255/55R18 P255/50R19 P295/35R21
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
255/55R18 P255/50R19 P295/35R21
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 NA 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 NA 771
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5192 4705 5070
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 8.0 21 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 8.0 21 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
DI Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
425 @ 1750-2250 258 @ 2400 - 5000 369 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.5L/213 4.8L/293
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 4200 268 @ 6000 405 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas V6 Gas V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 17 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 20 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15 11
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.64 3.90 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.37 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.82 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.38 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 7 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00 1.0
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42/2.23 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.86 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73 -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Porsche Cayenne
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Integral 4-Arm Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 11.0 14.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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